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Jens Agerström

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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My research falls within the following social psychological domains: social cognition, morality, and prejudice/discrimination.

One research program examines how psychological distance (e.g., temporal distance) and level of mental construal influence moral judgment, moral behavior, and anticipated emotional reactions to immoral as well as morally neutral events. I also study social norms and altruism, and more specifically the practical utility of signalling local versus global norms in the context of charitable giving.

Another research program concerns discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, obesity, and height. In particular, my research focuses on implicit and explicit prejudice and stereotypes as causes of hiring discrimination in the real labor market. To understand how both implicit and explicit biases play out in such applied settings, my research combines methods from both social psychology and behavioral economics.


Selected publications

Article in journal (Refereed)

Chapter in book (Refereed)

Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)

Report (Other academic)

Collection (editor) (Other academic)